Other June News in Brief

30. June 2021

Peter Laursen explains DAWN’s research at Forskerzonen; The DNRF’s vice chair, Minik Rosing, was invited to speak on the mini festival “Bloom under the Oak”; A HADAL expedition discovers new species; New research project from CEH to improve animal production; CCQ study places an ion in a BEC and two pieces of research news from CNG:  A study has been highlighted by Nature Communications and a Ph.D. student has received the 2021 EPS-QEOD Thesis Prize. All this in the DNRF’s Other June News in Brief here.

Peter Laursen explains DAWN’s research at Forskerzonen

Astrophysicist Peter Laursen from the Center of Excellence DAWN at the University of Copenhagen has written a piece for Forskerzonen. In the article, he talks about, among other things, the search for “the fundamental plan,” how to define galaxies’ sizes, and what an astrophysicist’s job is actually about. “Studying galaxies’ developments demands more than just observing galaxies,” said Laursen.

Read the full piece from Peter Laursen here

More information about DAWN here

The DNRF’s vice chair, Minik Rosing, was invited to speak on the mini festival “Bloom under the Oak” 

Every year the mini festival “Bloom under the Oak” invites participants to enjoy music and to debate the big questions in life. This year, the festival was held from June 18 to June 20. The DNRF’s vice chair, Minik Rosing, was among some of the researchers chosen to speak at the festival. The goal of the festival is to explore life, nature, and the universe.

Read more about the festival here

A HADAL expedition discovers new species

A new shrimp-like scavenger, called Eurythenes atacamensis, was discovered during an expedition led by Professor and head of center Ronnie Glud from the DNRF’s HADAL at the Southern University of Denmark. The new crustacean scavenger, which measures 8 centimeters and lives at a depth of 5 to 7 kilometers, was discovered during an expedition to the Atacama Trench in the Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Peru and Chile.

You can read more about the discovery here

More information about HADAL here

New research project from CEH to improve animal production

A new European research project called 3D’omics aims to solve some of the major challenges in animal production by optimizing a technology that will improve our understanding of animal microbiota interactions at the microscale. Associate Professor Antton Alberdi, from the DNRF’s CEH at the University of Copenhagen, is coordinator of the new project, which is a collaboration between European universities and industrial partners and has received 10 million euros from the EU Horizon 2020.

Read more about the project at KU here

More information about CEH here

CCQ study places an ion in a BEC

The DNRF’s Center for Complex Quantum Systems (CCQ) at Aarhus University has explored what happens when you put an ion into a so-called Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC). The theoretical paper was written by Esben Rohan Christensen, Ph.D., and Professor Georg M. Bruun from CCQ as well as former CCQ Assistant Professor Arturo Camacho-Guardian. The study was published in the scientific journal Physical Review.

Read more about the new study at Aarhus University here

Read the scientific article in Physical Review here

Two pieces of research news from CNG:  A study has been highlighted by Nature Communications and a Ph.D. student has received the 2021 EPS-QEOD Thesis Prize

The DNRF’s CNG at the Technical University of Denmark has been highlighted by the editors of Nature Communications for the study “Quantum surface-response of metals revealed by acoustic graphene atoms” in the area of condensed matter physics. “Editors’ Highlights” consists of a selection of the 50 best studies recently published in Nature Communications.

You can see The Editors Highlights’ here

More information about The Editors Highlights’ here

In addition to this, Paulo André Dias Gonçalves, Ph.D., from CNG has been awarded the 2021 EPS-QEOD Thesis Prize for his Ph.D. thesis Plasmonics and Light–Matter Interactions in Two-dimensional Materials and Metal Nanostructures: Classical and Quantum Considerations.”

More information about CNG here